Friday, 1 April 2011

Thomas Pattison 1795-1866 and Ann Moor 1799-1883

Thomas Pattison was born in Ravensworth, Lamesley, Co Durham, England in 1795, the son of Thomas Pattison and Elizabeth Burrell. He was baptised in St Andrew's Church in Lamesley on 27 September 1795.
On 31 May 1819 he married Ann Moor at Holy Trinity Church, Washington, Co Durham. She was born on 2 June 1799 at Whickham, Co Durham to parents John Moor and Hannah Wren.

The newly married couple settled in the pit village of Newbottle, in the parish of Houghton-le-Spring, Co Durham, where Thomas worked as a coal miner. All their children were born in Newbottle:

Elizabeth Moor Pattison 1820-1887
Hannah Pattison 1823-1853
Barbara Pattison 1825-1830
William Pattison 1827-1905
Thomas Pattison 1830-1902
Barbara Pattison 1832-1832
John Pattison 1833-1893
James Pattison 1836-1836
James Pattison 1837-1838

A couple of years after the death of their youngest son, the Pattisons moved to a new coal mine at Oxclose, Coxhoe, Co Durham. By 1851 the family had moved to West Hetton Houses on the other side of the village of Coxhoe. By now all the surviving sons were working in the mine. The family were still at West Hetton Houses in 1861, but William and Thomas Jr had moved out. Thomas Sr was still working in the mine at 66 years old. Thomas died at West Hetton Houses on 10 April 1866.

Ann lived out the rest of her life with her son John in Coxhoe. By 1871 they were living in Sandgate, and in 1881 at Prospect Place. She died on 1 June 1883 at West Hetton, Coxhoe, and was buried beside her husband at St Mary's Church, Coxhoe.

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